Properties need to be kitted out for the winter

by Daniel Jones

Landlords need to think about making sure they are prepared for the winter months.

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) explained that with colder weather expected to arrive earlier than usual, homes need to be properly equipped to cope with falling temperatures.

Among its recommendations is for cavity wall insulation to be installed, as this can lead to considerable savings on energy bills.

Other suggestions include replacing the boiler with a more efficient model and insulating the loft, which is both easy to install and cost-effective.

Peter Bolton King, chief executive of the NAEA, said: "With bills on the rise, these measures can make a real difference, as well as having the welcome side-effect of increasing the carbon efficiency of their property."

He urged anyone considering improvements to enlist the help of a professional to ensure the job is done properly and to a high standard.

Published on: September 26, 2011

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